Jeff Zients Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Kids, Parents, Career, Height & Biography

Jeff Zients


Real NameJeffrey Dunston Zients.
In LimelightAssumed Position of White House Chief of Staff.
Birth DateNovember 12, 1966.
Raised inKensington, Maryland, America.
Lives inWashington, D.C., U.S.
ParentsFather: Alan Zients.
Mother: Debbie.
Follow on
InstagramNot Present.
Marital StatusMarried.
WifeMary Menell.
DaughterSasha Zients.
SonsMatt Zients.
Josh Zients.
Jonny Zients.
Body Measurements
WeightKg: 78.54.
Pounds: 173.15 lbs.
HeightIn feet: 5' 11".
In centimeters: 180 cm.
In meters: 1.8 m.
HairSalt & Pepper.
SchoolSt. Albans School.
CollegeDuke University.
Serves AsChief of Staff (White House).
PartyDemocratic Party.
Positions Served AtDeputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Management (2009-2013).
1st Chief Performance Officer of the United States (2009-2013).
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2012-2013).
10th Director of the National Economic Council (2014-2017).
Counselor to the President (2021 to 2022).
White House Chief of Staff (2023-Present).
Net worth$442 Million.

Meet Jeff Zients, The New White House Chief of Staff

Jeff Zients, aka Jeffrey Dunston Zients (born November 12, 1966), is a 56-year-old American businessman and politician. In 2001, Fortune Magazine ranked him 25 (one rank behind Elon Musk) on the list of 40 wealthiest self-made Americans.

His political career started as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Management during the Barack Obama government until 2013. After serving in various positions till 2017, he returned in January 2021, serving as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator.

Jeff Zients replaced Ron Klain

In January 2023, Zients started appearing in headlines after it got announced that he would be the next Chief of Staff, replacing Ron Klain. According to CNN, the exact of Zients’s appointment as COS is not set, but it is expected to happen in the first week of February.


Jeff Zients net worth

Jeff Zients’s Net Worth & Political Career

For years Zients worked in different organizations in different roles, but his career took a fantastic leap after he joined the Advisory Board Company and Corporate Executive Board. He helped both companies go public and earned millions of dollars. A Fortune Magazine article revealed Jeffrey’s net worth to be $149 million in 2001.

Four years later, he, Fred Malek, and Colin Powell allied to compete in the bidding for the Baseball team Washington Nationals but lost to the Lerner family. Jeff may not use Facebook, but he did earn a lot of money by serving as the auditor for years. Reports revealed that he received a compensation of $100k in cash and $300k in stocks.

In 2009, starting a political career with the Democratic party, Zients assumed the position of Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget for Management after being chosen by the Obama government.

Jeff Zients standing beside Joe Biden

Meanwhile, he handled the position of Chief Performance Officer. In 2012 he was promoted to the seat of Director of the Office of Management and Budget, where he served only for a year and a half until April 2013.

In 2017, the Jewish millionaire was serving as a Director of the National Economic Council, but with the incoming of Donald Trump on January 20, he got succeeded by Gary Cohn. With Joe Biden coming into power in 2021, Dunston first assumed the position of Counselor to the President and became the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator.


Jeff Zients and his wife Mary Menell standing with Nelson Mandela

Who are Jeff Zients’s Parents?

Jeffrey Dunston Zients, aka Jeff Zient (age 56), is from Washington, D.C., U.S., where he was born on November 12, 1966, to his mother, Debbie, and father, Alan Zients. According to sources, Jeff’s Jewish parents raised him in Kensington, Maryland.

He attended a boys-only boarding school named St. Albans School, where he graduated in 1984 and joined Duke University. At DU, Zients studied political science and graduated summa cum laude in 1988.

After college, he entered the corporate world after landing a job as a management consultant at Mercer Management Consulting (currently known as Oliver Wyman). After some time, he changed his job and joined Bain & Company, where he learned a lot about work culture and teamwork.


Jeff Zients with his wife and kids

Who is Jeff Zients’s Wife?

Zients is married to a Johannesburg, South Africa native, Mary Menell, who has close connections with top politicians in her country. Nelson Mandel himself attended Mary and Jeff’s wedding.

According to sources, Menell worked extensively in strategic management for Fortune 500 companies for years. The power couple has four kids, including a daughter named Sasha and 3 sons, namely Jonny, Josh, and Matt.

Many people are searching for Jeffrey’s social media handles, but they do not know that this business cum politician avoids being on any such platform, which is why he neither has an Instagram account nor a Twitter handle.


Jeff Zients Q&A

Ques: How much is Jeff Zients’s net worth?

Ans: According to Daily Mail, his net worth is USD 442 million.

Ques: How old is Jeff Zients?

Ans: 56 (in 2022).

Ques: What is the name of Jeff Zients’s wife?

Ans: Mary Menell.

Ques: How many kids does Jeff Zients have?

Ans: Four.